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PhilaU Showcase Featured Innovative Student Work: Technical.ly Philly

The PhilaU Showcase  featured innovative capstone projects from seniors and graduate students, Technical.ly Philly reported May 28. Numerous projects had received funding from the Eileen Martinson ’86 capstone fund and five outstanding projects were selected for further development with PhilaU’s …

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PhilaU Awards Volpe Leader of Innovation Medal: Intelligencer

Anthony Volpe ’72 was awarded the Leader of Innovation Medal at the Verizon Philadelphia University Celebration of Innovation May 9, The Intelligencer reported May 24. Volpe is co-founder and shareholder in the law firm Volpe and Koenig PC.

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PhilaU Names Executive Dean Matt Dane Baker Provost: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University will promote Matt Dane Baker, executive dean of the College of Science, Health and Liberal Arts, to provost effective June 1, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 23. Baker will replace Randy Swearer, who has been appointed vice president …

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PhilaU Showcase Highlights Innovative Student Projects: Roxborough Review

The 2015 PhilaU Showcase featured some of the most innovative student work of the year and highlighted the University’s Nexus Learning approach to learning, The Roxborough Review reported May 19.

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PhilaU Textile Collection A Rich Source of Inspiration: AATCC News

The Design Center at Philadelphia University houses a rich and historic textile collection that offers inspiration for designers, collection curator Marcella Milio wrote in AATCC News. Designers and others can view the collection in person or browse thousands of the collection’s fabric swatches online …

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PhilaU Showcase Designs Featured on WPHL

The PhilaU Showcase, featuring the innovative projects of this year’s graduates, was featured on WPHL May 15 during the 10 p.m. news. Students “tonight at Philadelphia University showcased designs not for a catwalk but humanity,” WPHL reported.

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PhilaU Commencement Speakers Reported by Inside Higher Ed

William R. Sasso, chair of Stradley Ronon law firm, and Jon Reichlin, chair of Nathan Sports, addressed graduates at Philadelphia University’s 2015 Commencement ceremonies, Inside Higher Ed reported May 19.

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PhilaU 2105 Commencement Photo Gallery Featured in Newsworks

Philadelphia University celebrated its largest graduating class ever at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies on May 16, WHYY Newsworks reported May 18.  To see the photo gallery, click here.

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PhilaU Announces $1 Million Scholarship Honoring Planet Fitness CEO: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Planet Fitness owners, vendors, friends and family members have established a $1 million scholarship at Philadelphia University in honor of CEO Chris Rondeau: The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 13. “The generosity of your colleagues is a real testament to your …

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Spring’s Strongest Trends Graced the PhilaU Fashion Runway: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia University Fashion Show featured some of spring’s strongest trends, including midriff pantsuits, fringe skirts and sparkling white long-sleeved gowns, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 13. Collaborations with textile design students also ruled the PhilaU runway. Student designers Kayla …

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